Tummy Tuck | Auburn, AL
The skin of the lower abdomen often becomes loose following weight loss or pregnancy. Many times this are will not respond to any amount of diet and exercise. To address the excess skin and fat, a tummy tuck is indicated. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall and tightens the underlying musculature to give you a more youthful appearance.
Who is a good candidate for abdominoplasty?
- Women with excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen as a result of pregnancy or weight loss
- Women who have lost their feminine shape due to the stress of pregnancy
- Women who want to remove unsightly lower abdominal scars from previous surgeries
- Persons who are close to their ideal or stable body weight
- Healthy individuals
- Persons with realistic expectations
What can I expect from a consultation with Dr. Aquadro?
At East Alabama Plastic Surgery we feel you should be well informed about any procedure you are considering. At your initial consult, Dr. Aquadro will discuss your concerns and goals. He will discuss the different options for improvement and recommend a surgical plan. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Aquadro will explain the surgical procedure, what to expect before and after surgery, and the likely postoperative course. You will have a chance to ask questions about the procedure. When you leave East Alabama Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel comfortable about every aspect of the process.
What to expect the day of surgery?
Dr. Aquadro performs his surgeries at East Alabama Medical Center outpatient facility. On the day of surgery, Dr. Aquadro will make some marks on you and confirm the details of surgery in the preoperative area. The surgery usually takes a couple of hours and many women go home the same day. Occasionally, an overnight stay is recommended.
What is the typical recovery?
Most women return to work within 7-14 days. No strenuous physical activity for 4-6 weeks to allow proper healing.
What is a mommy makeover?
Child bearing is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have. However, many times your body undergoes irreversible changes. Mommy makeover is a procedure that combines breast enlargement with tummy tuck. Many times a breast lift is performed at the same time. By combining the procedures, you have one anesthesia and one recovery.